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Herbology 101 - Herbal Remedies and Herb Information

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Carrot (Daucus Carota)

A perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in temperate and tropical regions in many varieties for its long conical edible roots; the edible root of the cultivated carrot plant, usually deep orange, though purple, red, white, and yellow varieties exist.

The most commonly eaten p   (more info - Carrot)

Chang Shan (Dichroa febrifuga)

A flowering plant in the family Hydrangeaceae with a long history in traditional Chinese medicine. It produces an extract febrifugine, which in turn is used to create halofuginone that is used in veterinary medicine. Another active ingredient is isofebrifugine.

Chang Shan is consider   (more info - Chang Shan)

Damiana (Turnera diffusa)

Also called: Damiane, Oreganillo
Meso-American peoples have considered Damiana to be an aphrodisiac for hundreds of years, though there is little scientific evidence of it having this property. There has been verification of its tonic and antiseptic.
They (from the Mayans until today)   (more info - Damiana)

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Also called: Chin Tsan Ts'Ao, Hindiba Berri, Pissabed, Pissenlit, Priest's Crown, Swine's Snout, Wild Endive.
This many-named homeowner's bane has some wonderful uses, you may be surprised to discover, among them, wine, salad greens, tea, cooked greens and the remedy for many common ailments.   (more info - Dandelion)

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1. Any of various plants of the genus Stellaria.
2. Any of various plants related to the common chickweed, the seeds and flower buds of which are a favorite food of small birds like finches and other seed-eaters.

There are several closely related plants referred to as chickweed   (more info - deleted)

Dendrobium (Dendrobium)

Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens)

Part used: rhizome.
Also known as: Grapple plant, wood spider

A South African plant with large tuberous roots that are used medicinally to reduce pain and fever, and to stimulate digestion. European colonists brought devil's claw home where it was used as a decoction to treat a   (more info - Devil's Claw)
WARNING: Consult a qualified medical practitioner if you are taking heart medication or blood thinners.
  • May cause diarrhea, possible bradycardia
  • Do not take if you have duodenal or gastric u...more

Devil's Club (Devil's Club)


WARNING: Consult a qualified medical practitioner if you are taking heart medication or blood thinners.
  • May cause diarrhea, possible bradycardia
  • Do not take if you have duodenal or gastric u...more

Dill (Anethum graveolens)

Also, dillweed.
Use: fronds, seeds.
Excellent accompaniment to fish, this herb also has tonic properties, settling the stomach. In fact, dill water is still used to calm colicky babies, to this day.
This herb has been used since the time of early Egyptians, up to 5000 years ago.
WARNING: Do not attempt to harvest wild: bears close resemblance to poisonous hemlock and water hemlock.

Dodder (Dodder)

Dog Rose (Rosa canina)

Parts used: Hips, leaves, petals

Not only beautiful to see and smell, Dog Roses are a truly multipurpose part of the wild and garden, and very much underrated. Their cousins the Japanese Rose have many of the same properties. Do not think to limit them to your bath and perfume.
(more info - Dog Rose)

Dong Quai (Dong Quai)

Dragon's Blood (Dragon's Blood)

Drynaria (Drynaria)

Duckweed (Duckweed)

Dulse (Dulse)

Red Sage Root (Danshen) (Salvia miltiorrhiza)

(Not to be confused with Scarlet Sage Salvia splendens.)

Red sage root is a member of the mint family (salvia is the largest genus of mints) that grows 30-60cm high native to China and Japan. The root is typically harvested in the fall.

Red sage root or Danshen is used    (more info - Red Sage Root (Danshen))
WARNING: Do not take red sage root if you are on the heart medication warfarin. It can cause intense bleeding and anticoagulant complications.

Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa)

Also called: Aluka, Rheumatism Root, China Root
Parts used: root and rhizomes.

There are many varieties that form the group of edible roots we refer to as "yams". The most commonly used one in terms of Herbology is Dioscorea villosa, or Wild Yam, which is found in more tempera   (more info - Wild Yam)

 

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